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par•ve•nu



Pronunciation: (pär'vu-nOO", -nyOO", pär"vu-nOO', -nyOO'), [key]
n.
a person who has recently or suddenly acquired wealth, importance, position, or the like, but has not yet developed the conventionally appropriate manners, dress, surroundings, etc.

adj.
1. being or resembling a parvenu.
2. characteristic of a parvenu.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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